Uniform policy

 

The adoption of a school uniform can promote school safety, improve discipline, and enhance the learning environment. In addition a school uniform is also useful in:

 

  1. Gives students a sense of belonging, unites everyone.
  2. When worn properly shows pride in your school, which can add to good discipline, respect for the school and the school property.
  3. Uniform can help students dress properly and take pride in their appearance.
  4. Assisting members of the school community in the early recognition of persons not authorised to enter the school.
  5. Helping parents and learners resist peer pressure that leads children to make unnecessary demands for particular and often expensive clothing.
  6. Decreasing theft, particularly of designer clothing, jewellery and expensive footwear;
  7. Instilling discipline in learners.
  8. Helping learners concentrate on their schoolwork.


 
The school Uniform
KG -  Girls

1.    Yellow KGIS T-shirt 
2.    Navy shorts/tunic
3.    Trainers with socks
4.    Navy KGIS jersey/jumper with no hood

Boys

1.    Yellow KGIS T-shirt
2.    Navy trousers/shorts
3.    Trainers with socks
4.    Navy KGIS jersey/jumper with no hood


PRIMARY - Girls:

1.    Black or navy loose fitting tailored trousers or navy school pinafore.
2.    Yellow (KS2, KS1) or Navy (KS2) KGIS polo shirt.
3.    Navy or black shoes can be black trainers.
4.    No sandals to be worn.
5.    Head scarf must be plain Navy or black.
6.    Black or Navy KGIS jersey/jumper may be worn in the cooler months
7.    No logos/hoodies on the jerseys/jumpers.
8.    No nail polish. Nails to be kept neat and short.
9.    No facial jewellery.
10.  No jewellery around the arms or neck.
11.  Small earrings and a wrist watch can be worn.
12.  Long hair must be tied up. (No colourful hair bands and hair accessories, must be       school colours)
13.  Black or navy leggings to be worn under the dress if required.
14.  Long sleeve T-shirts can be worn under the polo top if white or Navy

Boys

1.    Black or navy loose fitting tailored trousers.
2.    Yellow (KG2, KS1) or Navy (KS2) KGIS polo shirt.
3.    Navy or black shoes can be black trainers.
4.    Black or navy jersey/jumper can be worn in the cooler months.
5.    No logos/hoodies on the jerseys/jumpers.
6.    No earrings or jewelry to be worn by boys.
7.    Hair should be kept neat and tidy (touching the collar).

 

On PE days

1.    KGIS tracksuit pants can be worn.
2.    White PE top can be worn
3.    Trainers can be worn – they are not to be bright colours. No soccer togs.


SECONDARY - Boys


1.    Black or navy loose fitting tailored trousers.
2.    Yellow (KG2, KS1) or Navy (KS2) school polo shirt.
3.    Navy or black shoes can be black trainers.
4.    Black or navy KGIS jersey/jumper may be worn in the cooler months.
5.    No logos/hoodies on the jerseys/jumpers.
6.    No earrings or jewelry to be worn by boys.
7.    White dishdasha can be worn 
8.    With the dishdasha white, brown, black sandals can be worn.
9.    Hair should be kept neat and tidy.


On PE days


1.    KGIS tracksuit pants can be worn.
2.    White PE top can be worn
3.    Trainers can be worn – they are not to be bright colours. No soccer togs.


Girls

1.    Black or navy loose fitting tailored trousers (no jeans, tracksuit bottoms or leggings) or a long black or Navy skirt
2.    White or Navy KGIS polo shirt 
3.    Navy or black shoes can be black trainers.
4.    No sandals to be worn.
5.    Head scarf must be plain Navy or black.
6.    Black or Navy KGIS jersey/jumper may be worn in the cooler months
7.    No logos/hoodies on the jerseys/jumpers.
8.    No nail polish. Nails to be kept neat and short.
9.    No makeup for grade 6 – grade 10, minimal may be worn in grade 11 & 12
10.    No facial jewelry.
11.    No jewelry around the arms or neck.
12.    Small earrings and a wrist watch can be worn.
13.    Long hair must be tied up. (No colourful hair bands and hair accessories, must        be school colours)
14.    Black or navy leggings to be worn under the dress if required.
15.    Long sleeve T-shirts can be worn under the polo top if white or Navy


On PE days


1.    School tracksuit pants can be worn.
2.    White PE top can be worn
3.    Trainers can be worn – they are not to be bright colours. No soccer togs.


 
Dealing with uniform issues (i.e. consequences)
 
1.    All staffs (academic and administrative) are responsible for spot checks in the morning and throughout the day.
2.    Homeroom teachers perform daily uniform checks. When uniforms are incorrect the following procedures are to be followed:


a)    First offence: Verbal warning from any member of staff and deadline to correct their uniform.
b)    Second offence: Failure to correct uniform at set deadline. Contact with parent from Pastoral leader. 
c)    Third offence: Referral to principle who will decide on the consequence on an individual basis


3.    If uniform is such that it is completely offensive/inappropriate then,


a)    School has a supply of school shoes, KGIS polo shirts & loose fitting trousers for students to change into for a day. If a student arrives with the wrong uniform then they will have to wear the school clothes provided to them. 


b)    If students don’t want to wear the clothes given then they are either sent home or wait in an office out of sight till appropriate clothing is brought to the student.


c)    If they don’t want to do either of the above: the parents are contacted, the child is issued with the appropriate uniform from the uniform shop and the parents are billed for the item of clothing.

 

Staff responsibilities

Staff to report uniform infringements on the shared drive. Must be kept accurate. This document is valuable as it discourages a culture of empty threats from teachers. We will therefore have a record of infringements (offenses) made by the student. This will be overseen by pastoral team. 

 

SLT responsibility

1.    Clearly communicate the uniform policy with parents to build school-parent partnership. 
Communication with parents to include:
a.    The estimated cost of the proposed uniform;
b.    An invitation to parents to make input before the final decision is taken
2.    Clearly communicate the uniform policy to students and invitation learners in secondary schools to make input before the final decision is taken